LTD: ECO-LOGICALLY LIVING
Stlyling: Aaisling Resdient, Harlow Heslop & Jordan Giant | Writer: Victoria Brinner | Photography: Lulu Jameson
Every day we make choices that affect the environment. Should we drive to work? Walk? Take the bus? Even deciding what to have for breakfast has an affect on our
environment. Shifting our mindset towards a more ecologically sustainable way of living is a concept that has been around for decades. For some, ‘going green’ isn’t just an expression. It is a way of life.
The basics to living an ecologically sustainable life boil down to lifestyle decisions. Those who practice sustainable living reduce their carbon footprint by altering their methods of transportation, how they consume energy and what they eat. The goal is to live life in ways that are in a natural balance and harmony with the Earth.
That all sounds lovely but how does one start on the path to sustainable living? Opt for renewable energy whenever you can. If possible, use a Green-e certified company that generates at least half of its power from wind, solar or other clean sources. Homeowners can research the benefits -and tax breaks- for installing rooftop solar panels or solar water heating. Drive smarter. Keeping your car in shape with regular tune-ups can increase fuel efficiency as high as 40-percent. And that includes something as minimal as keeping those tires inflated.